When Colonel Jonathan Stevens returns to the devastated South following the Civil War, he finds his whole world destroyed. Thisa combined with the pain of losing an arm, a son, a wife, and a daughtera drives him to curse God, as he feels certain that he has been forsaken. When a former Yankee soldier stumbles into his life, he begins to feel that he might be able to turn things around, despite the fact that his neighbors and friends will hate him for it. But when a sudden reunion occurs, everything he has tried to rebuild threatens to become thing but ash. In Norman Northrup's beautifully written vel, one man will struggle with the ease of the life he used to kw and the fear of daring to do what is right. Will God be victorious in his life? Or will his life remain hidden in The Ashes of Castlemont?